Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shrimp, Peppers and Cheese Grits

Note: I received this recipe from my friend Shane. I love anything with grits, but then again, I am a Mississippi girl! We are G.R.I.T.S..... Girls Raised In The South!! Oh, shoot. I should have named my blog that!

Shrimp, Peppers and Cheese Grits

1/2 cup chopped Canadian bacon
1 cup red bell pepper strips
1 cup green bell pepper strips
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and devained
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 2/3 cup milk
1 (16 oz.) can chicken broth
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes. Stir in green onions and keep warm. Combine milk and broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir in grits. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese. Serve shrimp mixture over grits.

***NOTE: I used yellow and orange bell peppers instead. Also, it would be good without the shrimp but adding more Canadian bacon. The Rotel tomatoes makes it a little spicy but not bad but it would be good with just diced tomatoes too. :)

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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I know I am a southern girl, but I have never really cooked grits. This inspires me, and my husband will love this! Thanks, again Deanna!

From the Doghouse said...

Wow does that sound good!

Stephanie said...

I am starting to see the whole grits and shrimp combo everywhere. It's very good! And I have an appetizer on my blog of cheesy shrimp on grits toast. You take the grits, flatten them out and bake 'em. Cut 'em in circles and they're little toasts. From Paula Deen. YUM!!!! They're in my appetizer category if you want to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

What a fun blog you have! I am loving all of your recipes. I'll be back soon to visit!

Prudy said...

I love grits under anything saucy. Yum! I made your blueberry French Toast for overnight guests last weekend. It was a huge hit! Thanks!

lana said...

Oh my! I love shrimp! This looks so good, thanks for sharing.

A happy heart at home said...

I don't think I've ever tasted grits (maybe once?), but I *love* shrimp!


Tanner said...

that looks delishis. i dont like peppers but it looks good.

Carrie said...

Shrimp AND grits? That is heaven on a plate!!